Our Projects

Find out more about the projects we're involved with which support our Primary Care Networks and GP Practices.

If you have any questions or would like to partner with us on a project, please get in touch with our team – we’re always keen to explore new ideas and projects that help our members.

Future SELPH

Every young person deserves the tools and support to feel good and live a vibrant life. No matter what! Future SELPH is commissioned by Conexus Healthcare and proudly delivered by voluntary community sector youth organisations with years of experience of working with young people.

‘Freedom to speak up’ guardian

2020 saw our development of the Wakefield District practices ‘Freedom to speak up’ guardian service.

It provides reassurance to general practice staff through a confidential service outside their own practice but embedded in primary care.

Conexus supports staff to highlight issues, concerns, or worries they have observed but may not feel confident sharing within their practice. We advise, support and guide those individuals, ensuring that patient care is prioritised.

Women's Health

We have begun to support a number of projects that support women's health. We are also developing a resource site of approved and updated information relating to women's health and women's services. More information will appear here soon.

Vaccine staff bank

Building on the success of our local COVID-19 staff bank, primary care networks in the west of Wakefield asked us to help them engage with volunteers and health & social care staff to deliver the vaccine centre programme.

The vaccine staff bank supported the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across the Wakefield District throughout the week.

Conexus supported the vaccine centres: Sandal RUFC and St Swithun's Eastmoor. We recruited staff from local practices and the general public to boost our workforce, which now stands at over 120 people. This includes volunteers, vaccinators, non-registered vaccinators, admin staff, marshalls and site supervisors.

COVID-19 staff bank

Together with local primary care networks, we’ve mobilised a staff bank through Lantum to support the COVID-19 crisis.

Local staff from practices, returning clinicians and locums were encouraged to sign-up to the bank to fill shifts advertised in practices, GP Care Wakefield and COVID-19 assessment hubs.

The staff bank gives the local health system space to flexibly increase local capacity when needed. It also provides easy access for staff to check out new opportunities in the local area helping staff retention.

Digital workforce scheduling

In light of the difficulties experienced by practices to organise the delivery of the 1st and 2nd COVID-19 vaccines, we wanted to support practices to adopt a more efficient and innovative way of administrating the upcoming COVID-19 booster and flu vaccinations.

Conexus teamed up with Doc Abode, who provide a digital workforce platform that allows practices and primary care networks in the Wakefield District to coordinate delivery of the vaccination programme for housebound patients by using a secure, flexible and integrated App.

With an initial implementation with colleagues at Health Care First, we were able to determine the benefits of using the App and then make this available to all GP practices in the District. This has successfully reduced 10 days of administration time into one click.

COVID assessment units (CAUs)

Conexus worked with the local primary care networks to mobilise evening, weekend & bank holiday COVID assessment units.

This gave patients with coronavirus symptoms access to primary care support if symptoms worsened.

This also helped free up local GP practices and the hospital to treat and care for people with non-COVID-19 related health conditions.

Document management programme

Conexus worked with local practices to develop techniques and processes to help optimise the management of incoming documents to practices. Working with local providers to digitise letters, improve clinical system coding, and share learning across practices are all making a real difference.

Working in partnership with Pennine GP Alliance, we also provided local training to streamline practice processes in this area. The programme saves vast quantities of practice time and improves the quality of the work that we’ll be monitoring over the coming months.
About Conexus

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